President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said that his family is in transition to become the First Family starting later this week.
In a video posted on his social media account, Marcos said his wife Liza and sons Sandro, Simon, and Vinny are making adjustments in becoming the First Family.
He said Liza has to temporarily leave the law firm, which she helped established.
“Ang aking may bahay na si Liza ay nakakalungkot man, naawa nga ako sa kanya ay kinailangan niyang iwanan muna ang kanyang kasama sa kanyang itinayo na law firm. Malungkot, dahil ito’y talagang alam ko, nakita ko, pinaghirapan niya, talagang ibinuhos niya ang kanyang sipag dito, ang kanyang galing dito. From nothing, nagkaroon ng isang magandang law firm,” Marcos said.
The incoming President also apologized to his wife for making her leave her law firm.
“Ngunit wala tayong magagawa dahil siya ay magiging First Lady ay kailangan niyang bitawan ang kanyang interes doon sa kanyang law firm,” he added. “Pero ang sabi ko naman sa kanya, this is just the beginning of a new chapter.”
Marcos said his son Sandro is now preparing as a neophyte lawmaker in the House of Representatives. He will be representing Ilocos Norte.
“Iyong dalawa ko pang anak, dahan-dahang nasasanay dahil marami silang bigla na security. Panay nga reklamo. Pero wala tayong magagawa, ganoon talaga ‘pag ikaw ay naging anak ng presidente,” Marcos added.
Marcos also thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for his service.
“Kasama na rin ako dyan na magpaparating ng aking pagsaludo at pasasalamat para sa kanyang makasaysayang na pamumuno,” he said.
Marcos will take his oath of office as the 17th President of the Philippines on Thursday, June 30.